Join us October 18-20 2018 for our 7th Annual Autumn Lights Festival
Tickets are on sale now. Get them here.
Download this year’s program!
Autumn Lights is a magical festival of illuminated art by acclaimed Bay Area artists, in support of the non-profit Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt.This year the Autumn Lights Festival will be three nights – Thursday October 18 thru Saturday October 20. Tickets and more info at www.autumnlightsoakland.com
The Festival is a unique Oakland tradition, a huge art and light event! It’s a community gathering held within the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The Festival is a fundraiser for these beautiful, free public gardens, which are truly the “Green Heart of Oakland.” Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light. From tiny clay pottery lanterns to Burning Man pieces, everyone in our art community comes together to create the magic. Immerse yourself in mesmerizing, larger-than-life art installations, fire dancers, live music and more!
This festive event is for all ages. Locally-produced food, wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Note: This event will sell out. Get your tickets in advance
October 18-20 at the Gardens at Lake Merritt.
Getting To Autumn Lights
With a little planning, getting to Autumn Lights Festival can be made easy! Please use public transit.There is NO parking in the surrounding Adams Point neighborhood and relatively few spaces inside the park which will fill up early.
BART, AC Transit, taxi and ride share are all great options. We’ve added a designated drop off/pick up zone at Grand & Bellevue adjacent to the park entrance and are running a golf cart shuttle to and from the festival gate for those who need. You could also walk, scooter or bike to the festival and lock your bike to one of the racks in front of the main entrance.
If you do decide to drive, please know that the City charges $10 for parking, and space is extremely limited. Handicap/Disabled parking is, as everywhere, very limited to existing marked spaces.
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7th Annual Autumn Lights Festival